Events

Feel Great & Help Jonnycake

GREGORY FESSENDEN

ACUPUNCTURE

at Anguilla Park

Saturday, June 2nd

9:00am – 5:00pm

Anguilla Park

20 S. Anguilla Rd
Pawcatuck, CT

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Sign up now for a day to donate & feel great! Gregory Fessenden, board-certified & licensed acupuncturist, is hosting a day of naturopathic wellness on June 2nd from 9am to 5pm. Attend a free talk at 10am from naturopathic physician, Gwenn Rosenberg MD, and then enjoy a massage, acupuncture, or both!

 

$25 for 30 min acupuncture or 20 min massage

$50 for a double session

 

Proceeds will benefit Jonnycake’s Domestic Violence & Summer Program Looking to Alleviate Student Hunger (SPLASH). Call or Text 917-882-6262 to make your appointment today! You can also Submit An Email Appointment Request for this event!
Visit Gregory Fessenden’s Event Page for more details!

 

 

 

Lauren Groff Book Signing Jonnycake Benefit

Thursday, June 14th

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Savoy Bookshop

10 Canal Street
Westerly, RI

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 Savoy Bookshop & Café presents an author talk and book signing with Lauren Groff, the bestselling author of Fates and Furies, for her new book Florida.  Savoy will donate a portion of each book sale to The Jonnycake Center of Westerly.

This event is free and open to the public.

 

Lauren Groff is the New York Times bestselling author of three novels, The Monsters of Templeton, Arcadia, and Fates and Furies, and the celebrated short story collection Delicate Edible Birds. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker, Harper’s, the Atlantic, and several Best American Short Stories anthologies. She has won the Paul Bowles Prize for Fiction, the PEN/O. Henry Award, and the Pushcart Prize; and has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Orange Award for New Writers, and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
“Lauren Groff is a writer of rare gifts.” —The New York Times Book Review

 

Florida is her bold new book that brings her electric storytelling and intelligence to a world in which storms, snakes, and sinkholes lurk at the edge of everyday life, but the greater threats and mysteries are of a human, emotional, and psychological nature. Among those navigating it all are a resourceful pair of abandoned sisters; a lonely boy, grown up; a restless, childless couple, a searching, homeless woman; and an unforgettable, recurring character – a steely and conflicted wife and mother.

 

The stories in this collection span characters, towns, decades, even centuries, but Florida — its landscape, climate, history, and state of mind — becomes its gravitational center: an energy, a mood, as much as a place of residence. Groff transports the reader, then jolts us alert with a crackle of wit, a wave of sadness, a flash of cruelty, as she writes about loneliness, rage, family, and the passage of time. With shocking accuracy and effect, she pinpoints the moments and decisions and connections behind human pleasure and pain, hope and despair, love and fury — the moments that make us alive. Startling, precise, and affecting, Florida is a magnificent achievement!